US components giant Texas Instruments has added a new Internet of Things-capable evaluation tool to offer connectivity for cloud-enabled applications such as home automation and smart gadgets.

The Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad uses Ethernet technology and brings connectivity to any new or existing LaunchPad-based application.

Priced at US$19.99, the platform can run multiple communication stacks simultaneously allowing engineers to develop network gateways that can connect multiple endpoints and events to the cloud such as lighting, sensing, motion, display and switching.